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John McLaughlin's 'Thieves and Poets'

John McLaughlin’s ‘Thieves and Poets’

Jan-Mikael’s EARS: review: John McLaughlin’s ‘Thieves and Poets’ Evaluation: What is it? ‘Thieves and Poets’ is the continuation of guitarist John McLaughlin’s forays into orchestral writing and performance…this is McLaughlin’s second major commissioned work. Orchestrated by one of McLaughlin’s former students, Yan Maresz, ‘Thieves…’ is presented in three movements, each section representing a per... »

Phase 2

Phase 2

The Mahavishnu Project is really hitting its stride. In Phase 2 the MP tackles nine more Mahavishnu Orchestra tunes, reinterprets four more it covered on its first release, Live Bootleg, and presents an exciting new original tune based upon the style of the original Mahavishnu Orchestra. The power and intricacy of this music requires very gifted and dedicated musicians who need to understand the l... »

Thieves and Poets

Thieves and Poets

After a five year break, John McLaughlin returns with an album of pure acoustic music. Fans have been craving to hear John unplug. The new CD begins with the three-part suite Thieves and Poets which McLaughlin says is a story of his musical journey through life. The cinematic piece features McLaughlin on acoustic guitar along with an Italian orchestra, conducted by Renato Rivolta. The album’... »

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin: Interview

To these 50-year-old ears that have experienced a lifetime of total immersion in all possible facets of guitar playing, John McLaughlin stands as the peerless Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler of plectorists. His groundbreaking work with Miles Davis alone (on such important recordings as 1969’s In A Silent Way and Bitches Brew or 1970’s Jack Johnson and Live/Evil) would qualify him for m... »

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